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Jessie, Dragon Inn played Landmark's Shattuck May 6 thru 12, 2016, as an Exclusive Engagement -- meaning one week only, and that the film will not play elsewhere other than Landmark. So I'm afraid your chances to see it on the big screen are slim and none right now. I apologize for not noting the "one week only" proviso in my review. I guess the best approach is that if you see a review or ad for a movie you might like, go out and see it immediately. It will probably only stay in the theater for a short time.
I cannot find it in the theaters! It says it opens Friday in the May 5 EBX where your review appeared...but where??? Has it disappeared so quickly?? Where did you see it? My friend and I would like to see the digital remaster on a huge theatre screen. We have never seen this movie, although my friend is a martial-arts movie fan. I can't find it in your current movie listings or on Fandango.
If it is too late (it is now May 19) can we find it in Netflix online?
Mike Yarmouth: Are you confusing Hank with his racist son, Hank, Jr? From what I have read, Hank Williams (Sr) was not particularly racist, although he was a white man of his (benighted) time and place. According to The Hank WIlliam Reader (ed. Huber, Goodson & Anderson), he was never quoted ever saying anything about race... except that he was proud to claim that the only musician he ever learned from was a black man, Rufus Payne, whom he "followed around" and played with when young. There is interesting analysis of their relationship in the "Reader" book, but he sounds if anything less racist than other whites there/then, not more so.
Nothing complicated? The Revenant (2015) is second to the most recent of the REVENTS. No complicated; Jeez!
He was a racist...did they get that part correct?
One of the reasons Jonathan Gold is so great is that he covers broad spectrums of geography, cuisine and price. He is generous with his advice and dedicated to what he does.
Thank you for writing one of the only critical reviews of this movie. I have rarely left a film so infuriated by the story. After taking out several weddings, a few hospitals, and who knows how many other innocent people in drone attacks around the world, we are meant to believe that one little girl selling bread can cause a global crisis of military morality. It is palpably ridiculous and the fact that this film is being hailed as a complicated exploration of modern day warfare is further proof of how clueless audiences are about how modern day warfare is exercised every day. I am stunned by the reactions this movie has received...
Just to be sure and precise: this is so far the worst critic I've read about the movie. Nobody should read it, it is a work that only shows the ignorance and cynicism of occidentals.
Why didn't he go to Asia? Oh wait...that would throw his whole premise out the window.
Yeah, but we've got more cars and more guns.
A beautiful film about how well do any of us ever really know another person. I caught up with Charlotte Rampling on the red carpet in Hollywood outside the TCL Chinese Theater: http://hollywoodglee.com/2015/... She gives a profound insight into the relationship factor in a live interview. Check it out. You'll be glad you did. I also reviewed the film on my site: www.hollywoodglee.com. HollywoodGlee.
"Will the toddlers in the audience remember Norm's environmental campaign as they grow up?" PG movies are really not for toddlers unless they've already been numbed by watching the violence on the TV at home. The dearth of G rated films has prevented my young son from ever entering a movie theater.
What a good year for films! Thanks for some great reviews, especially those "under the radar" small films that simply don't get good PR. Such as Room. We're so lucky to live in the Bay Area where we can see more films than anywhere else except LA & NYC.
It's nice to see someone not falling for this. It's so bizarrely bad, it's almost a puzzle. Why would Tarantino, who I believe can certainly do better, settle for this? Why would the great cinematographer Richardson, who can certainly do MUCH better, settle for this?
My only answer is a crazy one....this is a practical joke. This is QT's "Emperor's New Clothes." He wants to see how many reviewers and experts will proclaim "MASTERPIECE," when they're really looking at some pretty sloppy schlock.
I hope I'm logged in. I can't agree with your review. I thought the movie had depth and therefore would have benefitted from deeper layers of analysis, instead of teasing, sardonic one-liners. I strongly recommend the Times Talks interview of Lawrence and David O. Russell, by Maureen Dowd, https://youtu.be/4q1TKZq3t4w
Or you can just watch League of Denial on PBS for free instead of this fictionalized account that panders to the NFL. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/lea…
Disappointing is Ennio Morricon's barely-there musical score.
Go ahead, try playing any part of it in your mind.
This critic and review were paid for by the criminal police unions. Have a nice day.
He hasn't had a good idea since Reservoir Dogs. The nakedest of naked emperors.
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